pFriem Releases Summer Seasonals Jammy Pale, Golden IPA and Mexican Lager

pFriem Family Brewers is highlighting three returning summer seasonals that are returning to the bottled beer lineup: Jammy Pale, Golden IPA and Mexican Lager. As usual, pFriem is keeping the lineup fresh and interesting while featuring its takes on new school hop varieties, a west coast IPA, and a take on the Mexican-style lager. Each beer is now available in 500ml bottles and on draft.

Descriptions of each summer release from the brewery:

Jammy Pale is rife with aromas of marionberries, strawberry preserves, candied pineapple, and peach, and round notes of cantaloupe, blueberries, gummy bears, and lemon balm. It finishes juicy, jammy, and fruity. 5.4% ABV and 32 IBUs. Jammy Pale is built on a round malt bill where Rahr 2-Row Pale is supported by malted and unmalted oats. It showcases a blend of very fruit-forward American hops. The jammy and tropical hops are further supported by a fruity English yeast strain. Enjoy with fish or al pastor tacos, ceviche or sweet and spicy dishes like Vietnamese chicken wings, Korean ribs, and green curry.

Golden IPA is a bright and vibrant West Coast IPA. Fruity aromas of watermelon, citrus, papaya, and lychee fruit, accompany jammy notes of honeydew melon, kiwi, ripe raspberries, and honey. It finishes with a tropical citrus zing that will have you rushing down to pFriem to stake your claim today. This beer has a simple of malt bill of 2 Row Pale Malt, which makes a great base for aromatic and juicy El Dorado and Oregon Amarillo hops. ABV 6.8%, IBU 50. Enjoy with rich and hearty burgers, French fries and complex pizzas. Aged cheddar cheese, aged meats, and pickled vegetables. Indian cuisine that is spice forward and balanced by yogurt and cream based sauces.

Mexican Lager pFriem loves Mexican Lagers, so we brewed our own! Our light and crisp reinvention is brewed with malted barley and flaked maize, and aromas of orange blossom and a faraway Mexican beach. Just add a squeeze of lime and table salt and enjoy! Gambrinus Pilsner, Flaked Maize, Carafoam and Acidulated Malts combine with Perle, Czech Saaz, Tettnang Hops and Lager yeast for this Mexican delight. ABV 4.4%, IBU 17. In terms of food pairings, just about anything in the realm of Mexican cuisine is a great fit. Great with delicate fish- Mahi Mahi, Tilapia, Cod, Tuna, and Red Snapper. Great with shellfish- clams, crab, and scallops.  Excellent with Sushi. Light pasta dishes work well with oil-based or creamed sauces.


Also, we cant help but plug Fraise – a Strawberry sour ale that pFriem released in extremely limited amounts earlier this June. Bottles of this delicate, luscious, tart and refreshing sipper are already gone but a rare keg will be featured at the upcoming Summer Strawberry Beer Fest on Saturday, July 14th at Saraveza.

Description: pFriem Fraise is created by blending our barrel aged, Lambic-inspired ale with extraordinarily fresh, Hood strawberries. With crimson hues akin to a wild fire sunset, aromas of rose, raspberries and lemonade, with tart notes of berries, and kiwi, Fraise is memorable indeed!

ABV 6.4% IBU 7
FLAVOR PROFILE: Kiwi, Bright, Fresh Strawberry, Tart
MALT: Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Weyermann Wheat, Rahr Raw White Wheat, Mecca Grade Wikiup Red Wheat
HOPS: Aged Czech Saaz
YEAST: Brettanomyces, Lactic Bacterial Culture
FRUIT: Strawberries – Willamette Valley
WOOD: French Oak Barrels
TASTING NOTES: Alluring colors of crimson red illuminate like a wild fire sunset topped with bright white foam. Tangy aromas of strawberry, rose, melon, raspberries, and lemonade. Tart flavors of berries, kiwi, Sweet Tarts, and strawberry shortcake. Finishes bright, light, and dry, with a refreshing zing.
Sat. July 14th Noon-10pm at Saraveza and The Bad Habit Room
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